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Question 1
You can get hepatitis C by sharing the same fork or spoon with someone who has the virus.
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Hepatitis C cannot be spread by sharing eating utensils. Hepatitis C is spread when the blood from someone who has the virus enters the body of someone who does not.
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Hepatitis C cannot be spread by sharing eating utensils. Hepatitis C is spread when the blood from someone who has the virus enters the body of someone who does not.
Question 2
If you take care of yourself and eat right, over time, your body will fight off the hepatitis C virus.
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75% to 85% of people who are infected with the hepatitis C virus will develop a chronic hepatitis C infection, a lifelong condition that does not clear on its own.
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75% to 85% of people who are infected with the hepatitis C virus will develop a chronic hepatitis C infection, a lifelong condition that does not clear on its own.
Question 3
Alcohol abuse leads to more liver transplants than hepatitis C does.
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The leading cause of liver transplants in the United States is damage caused by chronic hepatitis C infection.
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The leading cause of liver transplants in the United States is damage caused by chronic hepatitis C infection.
Question 4
If you have hepatitis C and give birth, your child could have hepatitis C, too.
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It is possible to pass the hepatitis C virus on to your child during childbirth.
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It is possible to pass the hepatitis C virus on to your child during childbirth.
Question 5
There's a hepatitis C vaccine that can keep you from getting the virus.
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There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. There are vaccines for some other hepatitis viruses, but these don't prevent hepatitis C.
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There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. There are vaccines for some other hepatitis viruses, but these don't prevent hepatitis C.
Question 6
If you have hepatitis C, you can safely share your toothbrush and nail clippers with someone else.
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Hepatitis C is spread when the blood from someone who has the virus enters the body of someone who does not. There is a small risk that sharing a toothbrush or nail clippers can infect another person with hepatitis C.
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Hepatitis C is spread when the blood from someone who has the virus enters the body of someone who does not. There is a small risk that sharing a toothbrush or nail clippers can infect another person with hepatitis C.
Question 7
If you've never injected illegal drugs, you don't need to get tested or even worry about having hepatitis C.
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There are ways to get the hepatitis C virus other than from needles. For example, you may also be at risk for hepatitis C if you had a blood transfusion before 1992 or have had unprotected sex with someone who has the virus.
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There are ways to get the hepatitis C virus other than from needles. For example, you may also be at risk for hepatitis C if you had a blood transfusion before 1992 or have had unprotected sex with someone who has the virus.
Question 8
Even though your partner has hepatitis C, you won't get it by kissing or hugging.
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Hepatitis C is not spread by kissing or hugging. Hepatitis C is spread when the blood from someone who has the virus enters the body of someone who does not.
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Hepatitis C is not spread by kissing or hugging. Hepatitis C is spread when the blood from someone who has the virus enters the body of someone who does not.
Question 9
You can pass hepatitis C to your partner when you have sex.
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If you have the hepatitis C virus and have unprotected sex, there is a small risk of giving it to your partner because contact with blood could occur.
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If you have the hepatitis C virus and have unprotected sex, there is a small risk of giving it to your partner because contact with blood could occur.
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